Bree Wasylenko is the Canadian actress and dancer who played Shava in the Star Trek: Discovery first-season finale, “Will You Take My Hand?” Born in Okotoks, Alberta, and currently based in Toronto, Wasylenko competed on the third season of So You Think You Can Dance Canada, has served as a choreographer on several projects, including the TV movie Frenemies and the feature Make Your Move, and has acted in such shows and films as Reign, Murdoch Mysteries, The Next Step and Kin.
Morgan Kohan, who describes herself on Twitter as “Just another Toronto actor livin' the life,” got green as the Orion Weapons Trader in the Star Trek: Discovery episode, “Will You Take My Hand?” Her previous television credits include episodes of Contingency, Dead Weight, Murdoch Mysteries and Kim’s Convenience.
With Georgiou at the helm of the plan to end the Klingon war once and for all, the U.S.S. Discovery crew struggles to fathom and tolerate her hostile tactics. Memories of past hardships are rekindled within Burnham.
Alan van Sprang is the Canadian actor plays Leland, a Section 31 agent, in season two of Star Trek: Discovery. Van Sprang actually first portrayed Leland in a scene deleted from the first season finale, “Will You Take My Hand?”
Van Sprang’s many film and television credits date back to the mid-1990s. Among his best known projects are Conundrum, Viper, La Femme Nikita, Earth: Final Conflict, Soul Food, Evel Knievel, Saw III, Diary of the Dead, Survival of the Dead, The Tudors, Saving Hope, Reign and Shadowhunters.
David Solomon directed the Star Trek: Discovery episode "The War Without, The War Within." A veteran television director and producer, Solomon's previous directing credits include Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Las Vegas, Dollhouse, Fringe, Once Upon a Time, Blue Bloods, Grimm, Zoo, Falling Skies (with Doug Jones), Midnight, Texas, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. His work as a producer encompasses many of the shows above, as well as several Perry Mason made-for-television movies and the series Nikita. And, earlier in his career, Solomon served as an editor on Bay City Blues, Miami Vice and Hill Street Blues, among other shows.
Back on the U.S.S. Discovery, Michael Burnham and the crew are faced with the harsh reality of the war during their absence. In order to move forward, Starfleet must use unconventional tactics and sources to take their next action against the Klingons.
Melanie Nicholls-King is the Canadian actress who portrayed Admiral Drake in the Star Trek: Discovery episode "The War Without, The War Within." Best known for her stint as Cheryl on The Wire, Nicholls-King counts among her many other television and film credits Forever Knight, Guilty as Sin, The Famous Jett Jackson, Goosebumps, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Rookie Blue, St. Vincent, Orphan Black and Falling Water.
Marie Ward is the Canadian actress who played the Junior Guard in the first-season Star Trek: Discovery episode, “Vaulting Ambition.” Ward’s many other film and television credits include Due South, Threshold, Mutant X, Honey, Suits, Lost Girl, Ransom and Zombies.
Canadian actor Jeremy Crittenden guest starred as Lord Eling in the Star Trek: Discovery episode, “Vaulting Ambition.” His previous credits include The L Word, The Dead Zone, Stan Helsing and Taken, as well as the play, Avenue Q.
Jordon Nardino serves as one of Star Trek: Discovery’s executive producers and wrote the first-season episode “Vaulting Ambition.” Among Nardino’s previous credits as a writer and/or producer are Gilmore Girls, Desperate Housewives, GCB, Smash and Quantico. As the Los Angeles-based Nardino puts it on Twitter, “I write for your girlfriend's favorite TV show.”
Billy MacLellan, who portrayed the character Barlow in the first-season Star Trek: Discovery episode, “Vaulting Ambition,” is a Canadian actor with television and film credits dating back two decades. Among the projects in which he’s appeared are Playmakers, ReGenesis, Rookie Blue, Flashpoint, Saving Hope, Covert Affairs, Nikita, Defiance, Maudie, Bellevue, The Silence and Caught.
Sam Asante is the actor who played the Senior Guard in the Star Trek: Discovery episode, “Vaulting Ambition.” Among his other projects are Fifteen Minutes, Fear They Neighbor, Hero, Falling Water and Pyrenees.